Swiftwater & Flood Rescue Level I & II


 

Hours: 24-30 hours

 

Initial Course Cost: $325.00**

** Any student who has previously attended this course with Specialized Rescue Training can attend as a re-certification  every three years  and only pay a $15.00 processing fee.  Please use Promo Code: RECERT SRT when registering. All re certification's will be verified from our database.

** Any student who has previously attended this course with another training provider can attend as a re-certification and only pay 50% off the standard course price.  Please use Promo Code: RECIPROCITY  when registering.   Please see matrix at bottom of this page for more information.

 

Designed For: Anyone who may be confronted with a potential water rescue, as well as the possibility of self-rescue.

 

Description: It is an intensive three-day, 24- to 30-hour swiftwater rescue technician class and includes 8 hours of ONLINE instruction followed by three days developing and practicing water rescue skills. The initial emphasis is on self-rescue skills. Other objectives include an in-depth look at such subjects as water dynamics, handling hazards and obstacles, using basic rescue equipment, setting up technical rope systems, controlling in-water contact rescues, pre-planning; rescue and recovery management; specific problems which arise with floods; rescue from class IV-VI whitewater; advanced hydrology; raising/lowering systems; stokes litter management; ; a mock Search and Rescue (SAR) problem and much more. Information from this course is applicable to anyone confronted with potential water rescue, as well as the possibility of self-rescue.

 

Prerequisites:

  • 18 years of age
  • Adequate health insurance coverage
  • Basic swimming ability 
  • In good physical condition 

 

NOTE: You Must Complete the ONLINE Swiftwater Rescue Awareness Course prior to the first day of the course.   You will receive a PROMO Code via email for the Awareness Course once you register for the Technician Course.

 

Equipment Needed:

  • Full wetsuit or drysuit and fleece undergarments
  • Lightweight water or kayak helmet with headlamp
  • USCG Type III or V approved lifejacket/ PFD with waterproof whistle
  • Thick-soled water booties or tennis shoes
  • Gloves are optional but helpful in cold water
  • Dive Mask, Snorkel and Short Swim Fins

 

Students will Receive:

  • Swiftwater and Flood Rescue Technician Level I and II Certificate  (3 Year Certification)
  • Task-book - NFPA 1006 Swiftwater and FloodTechnician Level I and II 
  • Certification ID Card
  • Certification Helmet Sticker

 

Class Size: 20

 

THIS COURSE MEETS OR EXCEEDS ASTM STANDARD WK42513 Guide for Swiftwater/Flood Rescue Technician Level I

1. Scope

1.1 This guide establishes the knowledge, skills, and abilities (KSAs) required for a Search and Rescue (SAR) Swiftwater/Flood Rescue Technician Level I (SWFT-LI) performing in, on, or around a swiftwater environment. 1.1.1 Specifically, this guide is intended to define the training recommended to prepare a SWFT-LI or equivalent to respond to or conduct ground-/shore-based swiftwater and flood rescue operations. 1.1.2 This guide establishes the minimum training standard as related to general, field, and swiftwater rescue-specific KSAs. 1.2 The SWFT-LI is the entry-level position for swiftwater/flood responders. 1.3 A SWFT-LI will be able to recognize, reduce, eliminate or mitigate, as necessary and within the scope of their training, the hazards and risks in the given situation or environment and be able to request appropriate additional resources. 1.4 This guide identifies types of rescues, tactics, and/or systems that are typically used by a SWFT-LI, such as: 1.4.1 Shore-based rescues using talking, reaching, throwing, and wading methods; 1.5 This standard is not intended to include all rescue options that might be available or required to mitigate a specific incident. 1.6 This guide does not purport to address safety concerns associated with its use. It is the responsibility of the user of this standard to establish appropriate safety and health practices and determine the applicability of regulatory limitations prior to use or as defined within a (regional or geographical) response region or by the authority having jurisdiction (AHJ).

 

THIS COURSE MEETS OR EXCEED ASTM STANDARD WK43296  Standard Guide for Swiftwater/Flood Rescue Technician Level II

1. Scope

1.1 This guide establishes the knowledge, skills, and abilities (KSAs) required for a Search and Rescue (SAR) Swiftwater/Flood Rescue Technician Level II (SWFT-LII) performing in, on, or around a swiftwater environment. 1.1.1 Specifically, this guide is intended to define the training recommended to prepare a SWFT-LII or equivalent to respond to or conduct ground-/shore-based swiftwater and flood rescue operations. 1.1.2 This guide establishes the minimum training standard as related to general, field, and swiftwater rescue-specific KSAs. 1.2 The SWFT-LII is the intermediate-level position for swiftwater/flood responders. 1.3 A SWFT-LII will be able to recognize, reduce, eliminate, or mitigate, within the scope of their training, the hazards and risks in the given situation or environment and be able to request appropriate additional resources. 1.4 This guide identifies types of rescues, tactics, and/or systems that are typically used by a SWFT-LII, such as: 1.4.1 Shore-based rescues; 1.4.2 Water-based rescues; 1.4.3 Boat-based rescues; 1.4.4 Boat-assisted rescues; and 1.4.5 Helicopter-based rescues. 1.5 This standard is not intended to include all rescue options that might be available or required to mitigate a specific incident. 1.6 This guide does not purport to address safety concerns associated with its use. It is the responsibility of the user of this standard to establish appropriate safety and health practices and determine the applicability of regulatory limitations prior to use or as defined within a (regional or geographical) response region or by the authority having jurisdiction (AHJ).